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  • Arguablyby Christopher Hitchens

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 24.00

    From one of the most admired public intellectuals of our time, and a multi-award winning and #1 bestselling author, comes a collection of his most important and controversial essays on the theme of culture and politics and how the two relate. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Wachstum, Sicherheit, Moralby Claudius Torp

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 8.47

    Hauptbeschreibung Um die legitimen Formen des Konsums finden seit jeher Deutungskämpfe statt, die im "langen" 20. Jahrhundert des consumer capitalism zugleich Konflikte um die politisch-ökonomische Ordnung insgesamt gewesen sind. Welches Maß an Wachstum oder Sicherheit hält eine Gesellschaft für richtig? Wie sollen durch die Moralisierung des Konsums... more...

  • Pop Scienceby Eduard Kaeser

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2013; US$ 17.99

    Wissenschaft in Fernsehen, Quiz und Feuilleton Popularisierung von Expertenwissen - dieses altehrwürdige aufklärerische Anliegen hat sich unter den aktuellen wirtschaftlichen, medialen und kulturellen Bedingungen grundlegend gewandelt. Auf der einen Seite machen die (Natur-)Wissenschaften, beflügelt von ihren Erfolgen, der Religion deren traditionelles... more...

  • How to Be Aloneby Jonathan Franzen

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 15.99

    From Jonathan Franzen, the National Book Award–winning author of The Corrections , come fourteen provocative and entertaining answers to the question of how to be alone in a noisy and distracting mass culture. Although Franzen?s subjects range from the sex-advice industry to the way a supermax prison works, each piece wrestles with essential themes... more...

  • We've Got it Made in Americaby John Ratzenberger; Joel Engel

    Center Street 2009; US$ 30.57

    The host of the Travel Channel's "John Ratzenberger's Made in America" presents a collection of thought-provoking essays on what makes America the great nation that it is today. more...

  • We've Got it Made in Americaby John Ratzenberger; Joel Engel

    Center Street 2009; Not Available

    The host of the Travel Channel's "John Ratzenberger's Made in America" presents a collection of thought-provoking essays on what makes America the great nation that it is today. more...

  • Sex Mattersby Mindy Stombler; Dawn M. Baunach; Wendy Simonds; Elroi J. Windsor; Elisabeth O. Burgess

    W. W. Norton & Company 2013; US$ 19.99

    The best-selling sexualities reader in the social sciences. more...

  • Rationality and Irrationality in Economicsby Maurice Godelier; Brian Pearce

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    This book is the result of a research project begun by the author in 1958 with the aim of answering two questions: First, what is the rationality of the economic systems that appear and disappear throughout history?in other words, what is their hidden logic and the underlying necessity for them to exist, or to have existed? Second, what are the conditions... more...

  • La captive de Mitterrandby David Le Bailly

    Stock 2014; US$ 21.99

    Le 11 janvier 1996, lors des obsèques de François Mitterrand, la France entière découvre le visage d?Anne Pingeot. La maîtresse de l?ancien président de la République, la mère de Mazarine, au premier rang à côté de Danielle, l?épouse officielle : l?image fera le tour du monde, émouvante pour les uns, scandaleuse pour les autres. Depuis ce jour, Anne... more...

  • La France au défiby Hubert Védrine

    Fayard 2014; US$ 13.99

    La France va-t-elle réussir à surmonter ce découragement qui, depuis si longtemps, la conduit à redouter a priori toute réforme, à penser de façon irrationnelle qu?elle n?arrivera jamais à s?adapter à son avantage au monde nouveau ? Retrouvera-t-elle confiance en elle-même et en ses atouts, qui sont incomparables ? La défiance et le pessimisme généralisés... more...